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TALKING BAY 94 is the first Star Wars podcast solely devoted to interviews with the cast, crew and creators from a galaxy far, far away.

Join host Brandon Wainerdi (huge DVD special feature dork), for a weekly deep dive into some never-before-heard stories from the set and Skywalker Ranch. From background aliens to some of the biggest stars in the universe, TB94 will be trying to talk to them all, every Wednesday.

(And if someone has George Lucas’ cell phone number, please pass it along.)

Mar 23, 2022

Frank Ordaz was a matte painter for Return of the Jedi, as well as for movies like Temple of Doom, E.T. Star Treks II-IV and many more.

An incredibly talented painter, Mr. Ordaz is such a fascinating conversationalist and brings to life a lot of the behind the scenes stories from the making of Return of the Jedi and beyond.

I really had such a blast getting to delve deeper into his stories and the matte department. To check out his beautiful current work, head to

That’s all for this week. Coming up soon are my already recorded interviews with Lucy Autrey Wilson, Brian Muir, Toby Longworth and many more.

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